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Gipson Family

 

Duty Wimberly Henderson Madison

 


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In 1978 after the birth of my first child, I wrote my grandmother (Willie Samantha Rodgers Gipson) asking for information about our family.  Up to that point, Id only heard stories from my parents and grandparents.  All I really knew was we were long time residents of Louisiana.  I wanted and needed to know more.  It was and still is very important to know my people and be proud of my heritage.

To get started, I created a questionnaire from my mom's bible.  A large tabletop bible; where she had written information.  I sent the questionnaire to my grandmother who took time to complete it.  She even did most of the legwork; between canning and quilting she would visit older relatives, check church records and go to the cemetery to get dates.   Grandmother returned the questionnaire accompanied by a beautiful letter showing her appreciation for what I had started.

During my search I met extended family members who helped me uncover only part of my history, to them I say "Thank You", but the search continues.

This site is will always be dedicated to the memory of my parents and grandparents who are no longer with us today.   They were the driving force that kept the family history alive and it is for them that I continue to search.

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